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Friday, August 19, 2011

Ink Techniques: Masking

Masks are used to cover portions of an image to keep it untouched while colouring another portion of the design.

Clouds
I used a torn piece of card stock and sponged ink over the edge onto the mat to give the impression of clouds in the sky for this card.

The grass was stamped over the clouds and on the card front in matching ink.










 Tear card stock with curves to imitate cloud shapes.
 Sponge some colour on the bottom of the mat.
 I used 2 colours of blue ink with sponge daubers over the edge of the mask.
 Keep moving the mask upward and adding more ink.









Supplies
Stamps
-Inspired By Nature 111656
-You're a Gem 122268
Ink
-Baja Breeze pad 111833
-Bashful Blue pad 105209
-More Mustard pad 103162
-Old Olive marker 100079
-Soft Suede marker 120973
Paper
-Whisper White card stock
-More Mustard card stock
-So Saffron card stock
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Confetti Cream card stock 102835
Tools
-Sponge Daubers 102892
-1 in. Square punch 124094
-Postage Stamp punch 122344
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199
-Mini Library Clip 109857
-Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Masking Scenery
When planning to stamp a scene, remember to stamp the front image first and cover any part of it with a mask to keep it unchanged.

This scene required a number of masks and a little planning.











 Stamp the sailboat on the mat and on scrap paper. Use StazOn ink to avoid smearing the image. Cut out the sails stamped on scrap paper and use repositionable adhesive to cover the sails on the mat so that they stay white.
 Punch a circle for the sun in scrap paper and place it over the sails. Use a sponge dauber to colour the sun, then remove the mask.
 Cover the sun with the circle punched from the scrap paper and use repositionable adhesive so that it doesn't move.

Cover the waterline with the edge of a sheet of scrap paper and use sponge daubers to colour the sky. You could try using the cloud technique shown above.

Cover the sky with the edge of a sheet of scrap paper and use sponge daubers to colour the water.

 Cover the water and colour the horizon using sponge daubers.
Remove all the mats.








Supplies
Stamps
-Sail Away 123013
-Word Play 120308
Ink
-Daffodil Delight pad 119667
-Bashful Blue pad 105209
-Baja Breeze pad 111833
-Not Quite Navy pad 103008
-Black StazOn pad 101406
Paper
-Whisper White card stock
-Marina Mist card stock
-So Saffron card stock
Tools
-Sponge Daubers 102892
-1 3/4 in. circle punch 119850
-Mat Pack 105826
-Piercing Tool 116631
Accessories
-White Baker's Twine 124262
-Silver Mini brads 122941
-Dotto repositionalble adhesive 103305

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ink Techniques: Kiss Stamping

These polka dot daisies were made by "kissing" two inked stamps together before stamping.

Choose ink colours that blend well together and try them out on scrap paper to see if you like how they combine.










Ink a solid image stamp with a light colour of ink and a patterned stamp with a dark colour.

Place the solid stamp, rubber side up, on your work surface and press the patterned stamp onto it to transfer the pattern.

Then, stamp your project with the solid image stamp. You may need to huff on the stamp to moisten the inks.


Supplies
Stamps
-Upsy Daisy 111710
-Dot, Dot, Dot 115332
-Word Play 120308
Ink
-Pink Pirouette pad 111838
-Early Espresso pad 119670
Paper
-Pink Pirouette card stock
-Early Espresso card stock
-Whisper White card stock
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder 117335
-Scallop Edge Border punch 119882
Accessories
-Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon 124142
-Clear Rhinestone brad 113144